Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe made some eye-opening revelations when he participated in “Postcards from the Edge” -- a special piece featuring anecdotes from pro athletes -- in the latest edition of ESPN The Magazine.
Bowe revealed the events of a road trip to San Diego, in 2007. Here is some of what Bowe had to say:
You hear stories about groupies hanging out in hotel lobbies, but some of my teammates had it set up so there was a girl in every room. The older guys get on MySpace and Facebook a week before we go to a city; when a pretty one writes back, they arrange to fly her in three or four days in advance. They call it importing. Younger guys don’t have the money to do it. Anyway, these girls had the whole top floor. They know everything about us—first and last names, sisters and brothers, salary. This one girl was talking to me like she’d known me for years. “Hey, D-Bowe, how’s Grandma?” I’m like, “How do you know my grandma?” She knew that I talk about her every time I’m interviewed for a story. I told her I had a girlfriend, but she didn’t care. She was wearing my jersey, sitting in my lap, making it look like we knew each other. Then she took a picture and put it on Facebook. That almost got me in trouble.
We appreciate his candor but I wonder if some of Bowe’s teammates (if they are still on the team since there has been a bunch of turnover in Kansas City) would be less than pleased to hear about it. I’m sure Kansas City’s brass, which wasn’t in charge in 2007, will take note and ensure this type of activity doesn’t happen again.